Mainstreaming the strategic objectives of the Decent Work Agenda in UNDAFs and UN Joint Programming (2013-2015)

The present desk review has been prepared in response to the need for greater UN system-wide policy coherence in development cooperation and country-level operational modalities established and/or recommended by the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of the United Nations (December 2012). This study analysed in a qualitative manner the mainstreaming of the Decent Work Agenda in the UNDAFs and One Programmes in a sample of 43 countries from five regions over the period January 2013 to March 2015 (active UNDAFs). The review illustrates how the efforts in joint programming are aligned and reflected in the activities and results of 95 components which have been implemented by the ILO in the framework of 15 joint programmes.